After several years of sluggish wage growth, workers in Baltimore are starting to see fatter paychecks, according to Katie Bardaro, lead economist at PayScale.
Home to investment firms like T. Rowe Price ( and )Legg Mason (, the financial and professional services industries have seen average pay increases of 1.7% over the past year. And with many world-renowned medical facilities, including Johns Hopkins and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore , the healthcare and tech services industries are also seeing a bump in pay. )
At the Port of Baltimore, larger cranes and other facilities are being added in anticipation of a major boost in cargo traffic when the expanded Panama Canal starts operating in 2015. The port currently employs 14,630 workers.